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9.14.2016

Janelle Mae Frayna - first Filipina to obtain the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title in World Chess Olympiad

MANILA -- Newly minted Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Mae Frayna defeated International Master (IM) Olga Zimina to lead the Philippines to a 2.5-1.5 victory over Italy in the 10th and penultimate round of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan Monday night.
She also added the men's IM title to her list of achievements.

The 20-year-old Frayna took the IM title after scoring seven points on five wins and four draws against a lone loss, the day after she became the very first Filipina to obtain the WGM title.

Read more ➤  PH's first woman grandmaster continues to make waves in Chess Olympiad

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